Cloud Application development
Posted: Jul 28, 2017
Whether developing, testing or deploying applications in the cloud, one has to unlearn some beliefs and learn new ones in order for it to work. Cloud application development and testing are gaining popularity. This is because some businesses launch both public and private cloud computing initiatives. Typically, cloud app development includes app lifecycle management components, integrated development environments and app security testing components.
Cloud computing is still relatively new to many organizations, and it could be a disruptive technology, including the development arena. Nevertheless, it is clear how well the entire cloud development project was received by everyone who uses the system and how poorly it was received by IT organizations, in particular the developers. The poor reception could be due to the fact that IT people were used to working with SQL Server, Microsoft.NET, Java and other traditional development platforms. As a result, the sales app was primarily developed by business staff and not by Information Technology developers, which brought its own set of challenges. The biggest is the lack of comprehension among business people regarding managing change and governance of Information Technology. It has a discipline level that businessmen are not used to enforced on them. They should be updated on change management concerns.
Developing applications in the cloud minimized the time spent by an average of 11.6 percent, which is due most likely to the abilities of cloud to simplify the process of development. This include being able to get any assets needed for development online fast, and boosting ease of collaboration efforts. The payback from using public cloud to create, test and deploy applications is compelling already, but would become immense in the future. Speed is vital when it comes to creating an online database app for internal use. Most developers are surprised upon observing the better efficiencies and cost savings associated with cloud application development. The speeds that the cloud allow means more apps will be built in the cloud this year.
The cloud-based workspace is centralized, which makes it easy to share. Developers could invite others to the workspace to co-build, co-edit or co-debug. Furthermore, they could also communicate with each other in the workspace itself, changing the whole nature of pair programming, classroom teaching and code reviews. The cloud technology could provide enhancements in efficiency and density in a system, providing each individual workspace a configurable part of memory as well as compute resources availability.
There are of course potential challenges to cloud development for many organizations still considering to integrate it into their processes. However, despite the challenges, many companies choose it than sticking to the traditional methods. This is for the reason that in general, cloud computing makes sense. The elasticity of cost and resources, reduced operational complexity lead to shorter completion time. As the cloud continues to acquire momentum, system administrators are finding ways to incorporate with their cloud model. Now, there are more direct use cases for the cloud, which need greater customization levels. The ability to boost the cloud experience and acquire cross-cloud compatibility has helped from the Cloud Application Programming Interface or API environment. These days, administrators could integrate apps as well as other workloads into the cloud with the use of these APIs.
With a managed platform cloud is much more reliable and consistent compared to an in-house infrastructure. Most providers offer a service level agreement that guarantees 24/7 365 and 99.99 percent availability. An organization could benefit from a massive pool of redundant information technology resources and a quick failover mechanism as well. If a server fails, hosted apps and services can be transited easily to any of the servers available. Cloud computing offers simplified and enhanced IT management and maintenance capabilities via a central administration of resources, SLA backed agreements and vendor managed infrastructure. Information technology infrastructure upgrades and maintenance are avoided, since all resources are maintained by the service provider. An organization enjoys a simple web-based UI or user interface to access software, services and applications without requiring installation. Moreover, SLA ensures on time and guaranteed delivery, management and maintenance of IT services.
The ever-growing computing resources offer a competitive edge over the competition, as the time needed for procurement of IT is virtually nil. A company could deploy mission vital apps, which deliver considerable business benefits, with no upfront expenses and minimal provisioning time as well. Moreover, the cloud enables one to forget regarding technology and focus on key business activities as well as objectives. It could also help reduce the time required to market newer apps and services.
Ritesh Mehta is the Sales Director at TatvaSoft Australia, a Software & mobile app development company. For Over 15 years, he has been professionally active in financial management, software development.